Vehicle Director


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Industry: AI/ML
  • Post Date: 06/05/2024
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 26 Pigeon Hill Rd, Weston, Massachusetts 02493, US

About Venti

The global leader in building autonomous vehicle logistics systems for ports, airports, warehouses, and factories.

Job Description

A world empowered by autonomy. We build robotic vehicles to improve logistics safety, forge a greener Earth, and enhance human lives.

We are a closely-knit team aspiring to change the world through disruptive technology. We are innovators. We are tinkerers. We are problem-solvers. And we have a fair amount of magic dust up our sleeves. We have a plan for fleet-level deployment of autonomous vehicles, and we are looking for the best-of-the-best to join us in making this a reality.

About Venti Technologies

Based in the U.S. and Asia, Venti Technologies is the leader in safe-speed autonomous logistics systems, developing the future of goods transportation. Using rigorous mathematics, deep learning, and theoretically-grounded algorithms, Venti has a proprietary collection of autonomy technologies including a suite of powerful logistics algorithms. Venti’s proven value proposition of saving costs, increasing vehicle utilization, and improving safety is recognized by customers and driving growth. Launched in 2018, Venti brings together an unsurpassed team internationally. The company has autonomous systems deployed in Asia for industrial and logistics sites and a growing pipeline. Venti has offices in Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA), Suzhou (China), and Singapore – our Asian headquarters.

We are looking for an experienced Vehicle Director who will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of drive-by-wire (DBW) hardware systems for our autonomous vehicles. In this role, you will lead a team of vehicle hardware engineers and collaborate closely with other departments to ensure the successful integration of hardware components into our autonomous vehicle platform.

Role responsibilities

  • Drive-by-Wire Hardware Development: Oversee the design, development, and testing of DBW hardware components, including steering, braking, and throttle systems.

  • Vendor Management: Identify and manage relationships with external suppliers and vendors for hardware components. Evaluate vendor performance and negotiate contracts.

  • Integration: Collaborate with software, systems, and vehicle integration teams to ensure seamless integration of DBW hardware into the autonomous vehicle platform.

  • Quality Assurance: Establish and implement quality control processes to ensure the reliability and safety of DBW hardware systems.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay up-to-date with industry standards and regulatory requirements related to vehicle hardware, ensuring compliance in all aspects of DBW hardware development.

  • Budget Management: Develop and manage budgets for DBW hardware projects, ensuring cost-effective solutions without compromising quality.

  • Testing and Validation: Oversee the testing and validation processes for DBW hardware, working closely with testing and Ops. teams to ensure reliability and performance.

  • Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the DBW hardware development process, optimizing efficiency and reducing lead times.

  • Team Development: Mentor and develop team members, fostering their growth and skills development.


Required experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.

  • Proven experience (10+ years) in leading vehicle hardware development teams, particularly in drive-by-wire systems.

  • Strong knowledge of vehicle dynamics, control systems, and automotive hardware.

  • Experience with regulatory compliance and safety standards in the automotive industry.

  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.

  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


Salary is commensurate with experience. We also offer world-class benefits, fantastic culture, flexible working arrangements, and a great international working environment. Come and join us!

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